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Dr. Lissa Rankin

Interview With Dr. Lissa Rankin

Dr L : You’ve become quite the advocate for mind-body medicine. Was there a major turning point that left you questioning the conventional approach to medicine? When I was working with sick patients from the inner city of Chicago, it made sense that they weren’t healthy. They ate poorly, smoked, drank, and never exercised. But then I took a job at an integrative medicine practice in posh Marin County, where my patients religiously followed organic, vegan diets, worked out with personal trainers, got 8 hours of sleep every night, took their vitamins, and spent a fortune on the best health care money can buy - and they were still sick. It got me wondering, what if there’s more to health than what they taught me in medical school?